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Document in perldelta, new diag and Configure option.
authorChris 'BinGOs' Williams <chris@bingosnet.co.uk>
Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:26:24 +0000 (14:26 +0000)
committerChris 'BinGOs' Williams <chris@bingosnet.co.uk>
Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:26:24 +0000 (14:26 +0000)
pod/perldelta.pod

index e3c60c2..3fc33ac 100644 (file)
@@ -372,7 +372,7 @@ XXX L<message|perldiag/"message">
 
 =item *
 
-XXX L<message|perldiag/"message">
+Strings with code points over 0xFF may not be mapped into in-memory file handles
 
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@@ -421,6 +421,24 @@ L</Platform Support> section, instead.
 
 =item *
 
+Added C<useversionedarchname> option to Configure
+
+When set, it includes 'api_versionstring' in 'archname'. E.g.
+x86_64-linux-5.13.6-thread-multi.  It is unset by default.
+
+This feature was requested by Tim Bunce, who observed that
+INSTALL_BASE creates a library structure that does not
+differentiate by perl version.  Instead, it places architecture
+specific files in "$install_base/lib/perl5/$archname".  This makes
+it difficult to use a common INSTALL_BASE library path with
+multiple versions of perl.
+
+By setting -Duseversionedarchname, the $archname will be
+distinct for architecture *and* API version, allowing mixed use of
+INSTALL_BASE.
+
+=item *
+
 Both C<META.yml> and C<META.json> files are now included in the distribution.
 
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